Franklin Eugene Davis, 79, of Crossett, passed away on June 27, 2019, at the Stonegate Villa Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Little Rock on September 8, 1939, to his parents, Paul and Eva Mills Davis.
Mr. Davis was a graduate of Little Rock Central High School and a member of Meridian Baptist Church. He served proudly as an airman in the United States Navy, and upon discharge, he returned to Little Rock where he was introduced to his soon to be, bride, Mary Ann McDonald.
In 1965, Mr. Davis began a 32 year career with Georgia Pacific in the extrusion plant where he eventually retired as a supervisor.
He enjoyed cultivating his beautiful flowers and shrubs, monitoring his investments, and was a hardcore fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Arkansas Razorbacks. He was an exceptionally kind and generous man who truly cared about people, and most of all, loved his family.
Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents and six of his siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, MaryAnn Davis of Crossett; two sons, Paul Davis and wife, Vicki, of El Dorado, and Chris Davis and wife, Susan, of Crossett; two sisters, Ruth Ann Moore and husband, Charlie, and Jolene Garner both of Little Rock; nine grandchildren, Misti Jackson and husband, Rock, Dillon Davis, Madison Davis, Nicholas Davis, Brandon Johnson and wife, Casey, Shawn Johnson and wife, Sarah, Courtney Walker and husband, Dustin, Katie Stone, and Camryn Stone; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 29 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., at the Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Highway 52 W, in Crossett. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, June 30 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Garry Massey officiating. Interment will follow at Carlock Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Dillon Davis, Nicholas Davis, Brandon Johnson, Shawn Johnson, Ken McDonald, and Rock Jackson.